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Uttarakhand: Heavy rainfall hampers rescue operations, thousands remain stranded

India | IBNLive.com | June 23, 2013, 11:30 am
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 The weather situation looks grim with the MeT department predicting rainfall within the next 24 hours.

The weather situation looks grim with the MeT department predicting rainfall within the next 24 hours.

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 500 roads and 175 bridges have been destroyed in the state due to massive landslides and heavy rains.

500 roads and 175 bridges have been destroyed in the state due to massive landslides and heavy rains.

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 Army officials say 390 people were evacuated by air in Kedarnath on Saturday, 500 more awaiting evacuation.

Army officials say 390 people were evacuated by air in Kedarnath on Saturday, 500 more awaiting evacuation.

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 An estimate suggests that when the tragedy struck, 9000 people were present in Kedarnath and now over 700 tourists and 2800 palanquin bearers are missing.

An estimate suggests that when the tragedy struck, 9000 people were present in Kedarnath and now over 700 tourists and 2800 palanquin bearers are missing.

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 The massive rescue operations are still on in Uttarakhand a week after the floods where 73,000 people have been evacuated so far from various parts of the flood-hit state.

The massive rescue operations are still on in Uttarakhand a week after the floods where 73,000 people have been evacuated so far from various parts of the flood-hit state.

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 The Army is focusing on rescuing an estimated 22,000 people who are stuck in the flood-hit state before the rains set in.

The Army is focusing on rescuing an estimated 22,000 people who are stuck in the flood-hit state before the rains set in.

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 More than 400 people have been so far airlifted from Junglechetti and brought to safety to Gauri Kund.

More than 400 people have been so far airlifted from Junglechetti and brought to safety to Gauri Kund.

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